Codorus Chapter

T R O U T    U N L I M I T E D
Caring for the waters of York County, Pennsylvania since 1989
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Welcome to our chapter’s web site! We hope you’ll visit each page to learn more about TU and the Codorus creek. We hope you’ll add us to your favorite sites and stop by often.

Check out our new Facebook page! Just click on the logo below.

Reminder - Trout are now actively spawning in Codorus Creek (and many other PA streams as well). Please do not disturb trout that are exhibiting spawning behavior. Limit your wading and be careful not to walk through redds (light patches of exposed gravel) where spawning has taken place. And remember, as of Labor Day, NO trout may be killed or had in possession in the Codorus’ Trophy Trout section. That restriction remains in effect until Opening Day in 2015. Check the posted regulations along the stream for further details, and be on the lookout for illegally harvested trout.

Seeking new meeting location - We recently learned that our longtime meeting spot at Gander Mountain in York is no longer available. If you know of a location that might be suitable for us, we’d really like to hear about it. Thanks for your help!

Ladies! If you attended the Women’s Fly Fishing Clinic at Pinchot Park on September 7th, we hope you had a great time! If you got hooked (no pun intended) and would like to learn more, we’d love to assist you. Jon us at a meeting or drop us a line (again, no pun intended) and let us know how we can help you.

We would like to hear from you! Use our handy feedback form for your questions, ideas or comments. We also hope you’ll stop by a monthly meeting sometime to see what we’re all about. Non-members are welcome as well. The meetings are casual and always generate plenty of lively discussion. Our other activities are fun, rewarding and a great way to give something back the creek and it’s trout.

Important! - As you visit the creek this season, please make sure your vehicle is not blocking access to a farm field. It is very troubling to landowners when they can’t get their tractors and equipment into their fields. If you see anyone else’s vehicle blocking a field, you may want to (politely) suggest that they move. Our access to the stream depends on this kind of courtesy - please be mindful of where you park.

Didymo! This destructive species of algae is right on our doorstep in Maryland’s Gunpowder River and Big Hunting Creek. Unfortunately it can easily be spread by anglers! We have installed 4 wader wash stations on the Codorus for use by visitors as a last line of defense. They are located near parking areas from the Brown Road bridge up to the sawmill. Other stations will be added soon. Learn more about dymosphenia geminate (also known as ‘rock snot’) and the preventive measures you must take from this is informative fact sheet (.pdf format). You can also find lots of information by simply typing ‘didymo’ into your favorite search engine

Notice: The stream section upstream of the bridges behind the Porters Sideling Fire Hall is still posted. For now, please find another section to fish, and be sure to check back later for further details.

The Jefferson/Codorus sewage treatment plant is now in service. Now that it’s online, the plant may impact the water quality and living creatures in the creek, especially if an accident occurs. As the housing market rebounds, extensive residential development could also take place around the plant, adding the threat of adverse stormwater runoff. Click here to learn more, and see what you can do to report any problems.

A word on stream etiquette! As you enjoy the Codorus this season, please be aware of where others are fishing and which direction they’re moving in. Plan your entry accordingly and give your fellow anglers a polite distance to fish.

Please respect the rights of landowners when you visit the stream - stay out of plowed fields - remain in the stream corridor, and obey no trespassing signs. When you park, make sure you're not blocking access to fields. Most of all, just use common sense and courtesy - be a thoughtful and appreciative guest. Read more here

Special Regulations - The Codorus Creek is managed under the PF&BC's Trophy Trout Program. Please review the signs posted along the stream or the booklet that came with your license for a list of the regulations, or click here

                                      © Codorus Trout Unlimited 2011
 

Chapter Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

November 12th
December 10th
January 14th

October to April

Location to be announced

May to September

Laughman’s Sawmill, on the banks of the Codorus (map)

More TU Sites

National Office

www.tu.org

PA State Council

www.patrout .org

Trout Unlimited
Codorus Chapter #558
P.O. Box 194
Spring Grove, PA 17362